Milton & Betty Katz JCC - Margate City NJ Regular Child Care Center

501 N JEROME AVE , Margate City NJ 08402
(609) 822-1167

About the Provider


The Katz JCC Early Childhood Education Center is open to everyone! NOW OPEN AT 6:30 A.M.

Your children will learn, develop friendships and be engaged in a unique high-quality educational setting that not only delivers results but offers an enhanced education including swim classes in ourindoor pool, planned activities in our full-size gym and expansive outdoor recreation facility, computer classes and hands-on science classes in our interactive nature and science room.

We are a full day early childhood education center with before and aftercare options. Our school day is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We also offer a half-day programs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Our before care hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Our after care hours are from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with options for pick-up at 3:30 p.m.  4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Additional Information:

The Katz JCC Early Childhood Education Center is a competitively priced six-week childcare through kindergarten center with secure, superior facilities, where everyone is welcome.

Our dedicated and professional teachers and support staff follow a philosophy based on the humanistic view of the child as an independent and individual learner.

Our classrooms are bubbling with learning, exploration, discovery, movement, questions and answers and lots of family involvement. This, along with an introduction to Hebrew, to create an accepting and loving environment, allows our students to have experiences way beyond the four walls of a classroom. We have highly qualified teachers in every room.

The Katz JCC Early Childhood Education Center is unique in that we offer much more than what can be expected from a one-room schoolhouse. We have swim classes in our indoor pool, a full-size gym, an expansive outdoor recreation facility, technology classes in our computer lab and hands-on classes in our interactive nature and science room.

Our center follows the guidelines of The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading voice for high-quality early childhood education from birth through age eight.

For over five decades, the Katz JCC has been at the forefront of early childhood education in Atlantic County. We are proud of the accomplishments of our infant care, preschool and kindergarten programs and look forward to continuing our tradition of providing social/emotional, intellectual and aesthetic growth for all of our students.

Our state-of-the-art security system will allow you to rest assured that your child will be safe and secure while providing you with peace of mind.

“The JCC is part of our family. They truly have been a big part in helping us raise our children,”

~ Karen & Michael Bowman

Milton & Betty Katz JCC Photos: (Click to enlarge)

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 01MIL0001
  • Capacity: 160
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Rate Range $350 - $950
  • State Rating: 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Daytime, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jun 12, 2024
  • District Office: New Jersey Dept of Children and Families - Office of Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-877-667-9845 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Donna Poley (

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number
2022-09-07 2022-09-07 3A:52-5.3(r)
The center shall take any steps required by the Office of Licensing to correct conditions in the building or center that may endanger the health, safety, and well-being of the children served.

Violation Observed: Based on information, ensure that a safe environment is maintained at all times throughout the center. A named child was the repeated recipient of aggression by another child which occasionally, resulted in injuries.
2022-09-07 2022-09-21 3A:52-4.8(a)(2)
Topics of orientation training shall include understanding center operations, policies and procedures, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.5(b)3.

Violation Observed: Based on information, retrain all staff on maintaining a safe environment, including ensuring that staff intervene when children are aggressive towards each other.
2022-09-07 2022-09-21 3A:52-4.3(c)
The following staff/child ratios shall apply, except as specified in 3A:52-4.3(d) through (f):Age Staff/Child RatioUnder 18 months - 1:418 months up to 2 ½ years - 1:62 ½ years up to 4 years - 1:104 years - 1:125 years and older - 1:15

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate staff/child ratios are maintained at all times throughout the center, including in room 8.
2022-09-07 2022-09-21 3A:52-6.3(b)(3)(iv)(1)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply, feeding requirements for centers serving children less than 18 months of age are as follows: for bottles, each child's bottle(s) shall be labeled with the child's name and dated.

Violation Observed: Ensure that each child's bottle is labeled with the child's name and date.
2022-09-07 2022-09-21 3A:52-6.4(i)
Children shall not use pacifiers with straps or other types of attachment devices.

Violation Observed: Cease the use of pacifier straps or other types of attachment devices.
2022-09-07 2023-06-21 3A:52-4.8(e)
Directors shall complete staff development in understanding licensing regulations as provided by the Office of Licensing within 90 days of hire. Such staff development may be included in the required 20 hours of staff development specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(d).

Violation Observed: Ensure that the director completes Understanding Licensing Regulations training provided by OOL.
2022-09-07 2022-09-21 3A:52-3.4(a)
The sponsor or sponsor representative shall secure comprehensive general liability insurance coverage for the center and shall maintain on file a copy of the insurance policy or documentation of current insurance coverage.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center has a current comprehensive general liability insurance policy and maintains the documentation on file.
2022-09-07 2023-06-28 3A:52-5.3(l)(4)
Emergency procedure requirements are as follows: the center shall conduct two lockdown drills per year and maintain on file a record of each lockdown drill. The center shall ensure that lockdown drills are conducted during each session provided at the center.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center conducts at least two lockdown drills per year during each session provided at the center and maintains records of the drills on file.
2022-09-07 2023-03-29 3A:52-5.3(a)(5)(ii)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: garbage receptacles shall be covered in a secure manner.

Violation Observed: Ensure that garbage receptacles are maintained as required, including being covered securely.
2022-09-07 2022-09-21 3A:52-5.3(a)(11)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: all windows and other glass surfaces that are not made of safety glass and that are located within 36 inches above the floor shall have protective guards.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the glass mirror is made of safety glass or has protective guards in room 23.
2022-09-07 2023-05-17 3A:52-4.10(a)(1)
The sponsor or sponsor representative, and each staff member shall complete a signed consent form provided by the Department that indicates the identifying information necessary to conduct a CARI background check, including the person’s name, address, date of birth, sex, race, and Social Security number. Pursuant to the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-579), the Department shall advise each such person that the disclosure of his or her Social Security number is voluntary, and that the Social Security number will only be used for the purpose of conducting a CARI background check.

Violation Observed: Ensure that CARI background checks are completed as required for 3 staff members. On 1/12/2023, 1 outstanding.
2022-09-07 2023-05-17 3A:52-4.11(a)(1)
As a condition of securing a license or Certificate of Life/Safety Approval, the sponsor or sponsor representative shall ensure that a Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) fingerprint background check is completed for himself or herself, and for all staff members at least 18 years of age who are or will be working at the center on a regularly- scheduled basis, to determine whether any such person has been convicted of a crime, as specified in P.L. 2000, c. 77 (N.J.S.A. 30:5B-6.10 to 6.17). The sponsor or sponsor representative and each staff member shall complete the electronic fingerprinting process through the vendor authorized by the State to conduct CHRI background checks through the Division of State Police in the Department of Law and Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Violation Observed: Complete a CHRI background check as required and provide results for 6 staff members. On 10/20/2022, 1 CHRI result outstanding.
2022-09-07 2022-09-21 3A:52-7.5(b)(10)
The center shall develop and follow a policy on the administration of medication and health care procedures to children, which shall include the following provisions: the center shall store prescribed epinephrine pens in their original boxes with the child’s name and prescription. A special care plan or other documentation from a health care provider shall accompany the epinephrine pen. If two epinephrine pens are required, both shall be available. Each center under the jurisdiction of N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.5 shall store back-up epinephrine pens on site consistent with the requirements stated at N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.5.e(1).

Violation Observed: Replace expired epi-pen prescribed to a named child.
2022-09-07 2023-06-28 3A:52-4.6(a)
The center shall maintain on file a Staff Records Checklist designated by the Office of Licensing, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.1(b), indicating that the center has obtained documentation of the applicable staff education and experience, as specified in 3A:52-4.6(b) through (d).

Violation Observed: Complete and maintain on file a Staff Records Checklist.
2021-08-18 2021-10-05 3A:52-4.9(a)
The sponsor, sponsor representative, director, or any staff member shall verbally notify the State Central Registry Hotline (1-877 NJ ABUSE/1-877-652-2873) immediately whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect by a staff member, or any other adult, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.9, 8.10, 8.13 and 8.14.

Violation Observed: Per the updated Covid-19 standards Child Care Centers Mask removal outside temperature above 80 degrees and social distanced. The techer had no mask one whild holding a child.

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